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Namwali Serpell Wins the 2020 Anisfield-Wolf Award for The Old Drift

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Namwali Serpell’s The Old Drift have been awarded the 2020 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, one of US’ top awards that seek to contribute to the understanding of race, racism and human diversity. The Zambian-American author who was most recently announced one of the honorees of the Windham-Campbell Prize, was unveiled winner in the Fiction category. The […]

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Nnamdi Ehirim’s Debut Novel, Prince of Monkeys, Is a Powerful Portrait of Friendship, Religion, & Politics in ’80s-90s Nigeria

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The Nigerian novelist Nnamdi Ehirim’s debut, Prince of Monkeys, was published by Counterpoint Press exactly a year ago, on 2 April 2019. Set in the late 1980s to early 1990s, it follows a group of pop culture-and-politics-aware friends whose lives are upended after an anti-government riot and who go on to chart different paths. The […]

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Nadifa Mohamed’s Third Novel, The Fortune Men, Based on the True Story of Mahmood Mattan’s Wrongful Execution in Wales, Set for 2021 Release

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The publishing press Viking has acquired the Somali writer Nadifa Mohamed’s third novel, The Fortune Men, set in 1950s Cardiff and based on the real-life wrongful murder accusation and execution of a Somali man, Mahmood Mattan. The book—with UK and Commonwealth (excluding Canada) rights secured by Viking’s Mary Mount from Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein […]

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Goretti Kyomuhendo Appointed to Commonwealth Foundation’s Advisory Governorship for Africa Region

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The Ugandan writer Goretti Kyomuhendo, Director of African Writers Trust (AWT), has been appointed Civil Society Advisory Governor by Commonwealth Foundation. She is one of five appointments, each representing a region: the academic Kalpana Kannabiran for Asia; University of the West Indies economics lecturer Marlene Attz for the Caribbean region; former Wellington, New Zealand mayor […]

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Bernardine Evaristo’s Latest Short Story, Her 12th Published, Is a Juicy Satire on Gender, Race, & Academia

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She might have eight books published, seven of which are novels, but Bernardine Evaristo is not so much of a devotee to the short fiction form, with only around 12 published over her four-decade creative career. She had one in the March issue of British Vogue; titled “Star of the Season,” it is set in […]

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University of East Anglia Marks 50th Anniversary of Creative Writing with Project Exploring Interface of Literature and Technology

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PRESS RELEASE University of East Anglia Launches Landmark 50th Anniversary Project – Storytelling in a Digital Age The University of East Anglia (UEA) is today announcing a major strand of its ambitious CW50 anniversary campaign, which celebrates 50 years of Creative Writing at UEA. The landmark project – called Future and Form – will see […]

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Ohio University Press Releases US Edition of Billy Kahora’s Debut Story Collection 

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Ohio University Press has published the US edition of the Kenyan writer and Kwani? editor Billy Kahora’s debut short story collection. The book, titled The Cape Cod Bicycle War and Other Stories, is the latest addition to the press’ Modern African Writing Series and was released in March 2020. It was first published in 2019 […]

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Watch Ainehi Edoro Discuss Brittle Paper’s Origins, Mission, and Future Directions

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Our founder and editor-in-chief Ainehi Edoro was recently featured on Left of Black, a weekly webcast hosted by Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal and produced by the John Hope Franklin Center of International and Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University. In case you didn’t know, Edoro received her PhD from Duke University. Here, she returns […]

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Namwali Serpell Wins the 2020 Anisfield-Wolf Award for The Old Drift

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Namwali Serpell’s The Old Drift have been awarded the 2020 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, one of US’ top awards that seek […]

Nnamdi Ehirim’s Debut Novel, Prince of Monkeys, Is a Powerful Portrait of Friendship, Religion, & Politics in ’80s-90s Nigeria

Nnamdi Ehirim by Adedunmola Olanrewaju - graph

The Nigerian novelist Nnamdi Ehirim’s debut, Prince of Monkeys, was published by Counterpoint Press exactly a year ago, on 2 […]

Nadifa Mohamed’s Third Novel, The Fortune Men, Based on the True Story of Mahmood Mattan’s Wrongful Execution in Wales, Set for 2021 Release

Nadifa Mohamed

The publishing press Viking has acquired the Somali writer Nadifa Mohamed’s third novel, The Fortune Men, set in 1950s Cardiff […]

Goretti Kyomuhendo Appointed to Commonwealth Foundation’s Advisory Governorship for Africa Region

Goretti Kyomuhendo - image from Writivism

The Ugandan writer Goretti Kyomuhendo, Director of African Writers Trust (AWT), has been appointed Civil Society Advisory Governor by Commonwealth […]

Bernardine Evaristo’s Latest Short Story, Her 12th Published, Is a Juicy Satire on Gender, Race, & Academia

Bernardine Evaristo - Booker night - graph

She might have eight books published, seven of which are novels, but Bernardine Evaristo is not so much of a […]

University of East Anglia Marks 50th Anniversary of Creative Writing with Project Exploring Interface of Literature and Technology

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PRESS RELEASE University of East Anglia Launches Landmark 50th Anniversary Project – Storytelling in a Digital Age The University of […]

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